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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 11:05 am 
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If anyone can help, I'd love to know the originator of a phrase my father often used,
"I'd rather be lucky than good."
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Attributed to Lefty Gomez:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lefty_Gomez
Lefty never appeared in a game with the Braves, as later in the year he was released from his contract and signed with the Washington Senators. He pitched just one game before retiring from the game. In his career, almost entirely spent with the Yankees, he had a 189-102 record with 1468 strikeouts and a 3.34 ERA in 2503 innings pitched. Known for his great wit, Gomez often remarked, "I'd rather be lucky than good."


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 Post subject: Lefty Gomez
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 5:46 pm 
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I am mightily impressed and heartily thankful for your answer. My father was a minor league ballplayer until an injury prevented any advance. It was in that era and his great friend was a scout for the Braves and later the Yankees.
Again, my thanks.


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